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Aquifers: the ultimate groundwater-dependent ecosystems
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In Australia, many stygofaunas in arid areas occur in brackish to saline waters, although they contain taxa from lineages generally restricted to freshwater systems, and, in places, there are conservation issues common to both. Expand
A Stalagmite record of Holocene Indonesian–Australian summer monsoon variability from the Australian tropics
Oxygen isotopic data from a suite of calcite and aragonite stalagmites from cave KNI-51, located in the eastern Kimberley region of tropical Western Australia, represent the first absolute-dated,Expand
Rising from Down Under: developments in subterranean biodiversity in Australia from a groundwater fauna perspective
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The emerging species richness, the fine scale patchwork of endemicity, and the distinct regional differences contribute to a substantial increase in α, β and γ diversity of the aquatic fauna, especially in arid Australia. Expand
EVOLUTION OF SUBTERRANEAN DIVING BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: DYTISCIDAE HYDROPORINI, BIDESSINI) IN THE ARID ZONE OF AUSTRALIA
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It is concluded that individual calcrete aquifers were colonized by several distantly related diving beetle lineages, indicating that all evolutionary transitions took place during the Late Miocene and Early Pliocene as a result of aridification. Expand
Islands under the desert: molecular systematics and evolutionary origins of stygobitic water beetles (Coleoptera : Dytiscidae) from central Western Australia
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The analyses indicate that there have been multiple independent origins of stygobitic dytiscids and that origins correlate with the onset of aridity during the Miocene and also provide evidence that each calcrete aquifer may represent a 'subterranean island'. Expand
North Atlantic forcing of millennial-scale Indo-Australian monsoon dynamics during the Last Glacial period
Recent studies of the Last Glacial period Indo-Australian summer monsoon (IASM) have revealed links to both northern and southern hemisphere high latitude climate as well as to regional oceanExpand
Aquifers and hyporheic zones: Towards an ecological understanding of groundwater
Ecological constraints in subsurface environments relate directly to groundwater flow, hydraulic conductivity, interstitial biogeochemistry, pore size, and hydrological linkages to adjacent aquifersExpand
Shrimps Down Under: Evolutionary Relationships of Subterranean Crustaceans from Western Australia (Decapoda: Atyidae: Stygiocaris)
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The findings suggest that Stygiocaris and Typhlatya may descend from a common ancestor that lived in the coastal marine habitat of the ancient Tethys Sea, and were subsequently separated by plate tectonic movements. Expand
Groundwater calcrete aquifers in the Australian arid zone: the context to an unfolding plethora of stygal biodiversity
The Western Shield of Australia has been above sea level since the Palaeozoic. It is incised by ancient palaeovalieys now containing groundwater calcretes that are found throughout much of aridExpand
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